Town Heals and Remembers

Newtown to Use Victim Mementos in Future Memorial

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    More funerals were held today for children and teachers killed in the Sandy Hook School Shooting. There was also a moment of silence observed. Tracie Strahan reports

    Newtown officials have found a way to use countless mementos paying tribute to the 20 children and six adults killed in an elementary school rampage.

    Thousands of flowers, letters, signs, photos, candles, teddy bears and other items at sites around town will be turned into soil and blocks to be used at a future memorial.

    The News Times reports that biodegradable materials such as flowers will be composted into soil. Non-biodegradable materials will be ground up and combined with a cement slurry to make blocks.

    First Selectman Patricia Llodra said the future memorial will hold the messages and symbols from mourners since the Dec. 14 rampage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Bells Toll for Newtown School Shooting Victims as Nation Pauses to Remember

    [NY] Bells Toll for Newtown School Shooting Victims as Nation Pauses to Remember
    The nation paused for a moment of silence Friday as bells tolled for each of the 20 children and six adults slain in a Newtown elementary school by an assault rifle-wielding gunman one week ago.

    The mementos will stay up until after the New Year as Newtown residents and visitors pay their respects.

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